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Obama speech to focus on drones, Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism poli

Cameron condemns brutal hacking death, says Britain stands firm

LONDON (CNN) -- Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain would be "absolutely resolute" in the face of terrorism Thursday, as he vowed to track down those behind the brutal hacking death of a British soldier in London. Cameron condemned the "horr

What it means to take 'The Fifth'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS unit handling tax-exempt status, invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

5 things you should know about immigration reform

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform won their first major legislative victory this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" plan.

3-D printer helps save dying baby

When he was 6 weeks old, Kaiba Gionfriddo lay flat on a restaurant table, his skin turning blue. He had stopped breathing. His father, Bryan, was furiously pumping his chest, trying to get air into his son's lungs.

Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' makes a great wingman

When we think of the perfect summer blockbuster, we think of action -- and July's "The Wolverine" will have more than enough, star Hugh Jackman says.

JLo's new gig: Verizon retailer

LAS VEGAS (CNNMoney) -- Jennifer Lopez has found a new gig: majority shareholder and chief creative mind behind a new line of Verizon Wireless retail stores.

Severe storms slam recovering Oklahoma City area

Pounding rain soaked tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, on Thursday morning, hindering recovery efforts. And heavy winds were expected, bringing a slight possibility of an isolated twister.

Sheriff to young woman's supporters: Teen sex case is about age, not gay rights

Kaitlyn Hunt's supporters say she is being prosecuted because she was in a sexual relationship with someone of the same sex.

Man, 37, arrested in probe of ricin-laced letters found in Washington state

A 37-year-old man arrested Wednesday in Washington state as part of a probe of ricin-laced letters threatened in one such letter to injure and kill a federal judge, a grand jury indictment alleges.